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We're especially heavy on New York sounds of the 60s and 70s -- Latin Soul, salsa, boogaloo, and more!


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✨✧ Fania All-StarsLive At The Red Garter Vol 2 ... LP
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A Latin soul party – beyond compare! The album's a completely wonderful live set that really captures the energy, excitement, and warm sociability of the hip New York scene at the end of the 60s. The music is stunning – a freewheeling blend of jazz, soul, and Latin themes – played with effortless ease by a lineup that includes Joe Bataan, Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, Larry Harlow, Bobby Quesada, Louie Ramirez, Ralph Robles, and some of the other heavy-hitters of the Latin soul years. (Just imagine trying to get so many jazz or rock talents together on one stage – it would never happen!) The album's incredible – and even the spoken introductions and crowd noise really help set the feel of the era's mighty magic power! Titles on this second volume include "Kikapoo Joy Juice", "If This World Were Mine", "Richie's Bag", "Red Garter Strut", and "Son Cuero Y Boogaloo". Firey stuff, and one of their best records! LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ MachitoWorld's Greatest Latin Band ... LP
GNP, Early 60s. Very Good ... $8.99
Fairly standard work from Machito, with a number of vocal cuts that feature either Machito or Graciela – but a record that really shines in the jazzy moments! These cuts include a version of "Pent-Up House", with a sax solo by Aaron Sachs, a reading of "Tenderly" with a trumpet solo by Jimmy Zito, and "Bernie's Tune", a nice ensemble groover. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and stains on the back.)

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Numa BandNuma Band ... LP
Ovation, 1980. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A pretty decent album of slightly funky slightly Latin fusion, recorded by this obscure Chicago group from the late 70s. The feel of the record is more along the lines of some of the slicker LA sessions from the 70s, with electric keyboards and guitar, and compressed production on the drums that give them a tight studio sound. Titles include "My Little Red Car", "Spanish Ears", "Doin It Again & Again", and "JT's Hiccups". (Jazz, Latin) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Armando PerazaWild Thing ... LP
Skye, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The only album ever cut by conga player Armando Peraza – the killer percussionist who worked with Cal Tjader in the 60s! The album's got a very similar feel to Cal's work of the time – blending together jazz, Latin, and groovy 60s rhythms – with lots of percussion on the bottom, and instrumentation that includes electric piano, funky flute, and some nice alto sax. Most tracks have the off-center sound that you'd expect from the Skye label – and arrangements are by Cal and Gary McFarland, so you know the tunes are pretty darn great! Titles include a mix of originals like "Viva Pereza", "Red Onions" "Granny's Samba", plus groovy covers like "Wild Thing", "Mony Mony", "Funky Broadway". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mongo SantamariaUp From The Roots ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good ... $5.99
A really surprising turn in the career of Mongo Santamaria – especially after a run of successful mainstream Latin sides for Columbia and Atlantic! The album's definitely "up from the roots", and features Mongo in a percussion-heavy exploration of older Afro-Cuban rhythms – served up here in really traditional modes, with a much more folksy sound than any of his other work for the time. Most instrumentation on side one is from percussion – but as the record goes on, the "history" of Latin music begins to seep in – with some great jazz lines from players who include Felix Watkins on flute, Carter Jefferson on tenor and soprano saxes, and Jon Faddis on trumpet – plus a bit of keyboards from Eddie Martinez. Neal Creque, Eddy Martinez, and Marty Sheller all help out on arrangement as the sound builds through the set – so by the end the record is nice and funky, and filled with plenty of soul! Titles include "Little Angel", "Sofrito", "Forked Tongue", "Jose Outside", "Para Ti", and "Conga, Bata, y Chequere". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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